Ever wondered how free shipping works?
By George Luck - Friday, July 3, 2020
All ecommerce businesses rely on their shipping partners, and we are no different. Whether it's making sure that your order reaches you the next day, or receiving a container full of stock to one of our warehouses, without UPS, we wouldn't be able to do any of it.
This week, we were humbled to be highlighted on all of UPS's social media channels as part of their Small Business PRO series.
Ten years ago (when the VI offices were in a small garage, with IKEA shelves on every wall), we were approached by UPS to ask if they could take on our shipping contract. At the time, it was very exciting. We were a tiny startup, yet UPS had sought us out. They showed a real interest in what we did and how we did it. They always had time for us, no matter how big or small the problem was. Ten years down the line, they are equally wonderful parters to work with and we are grateful for the opportunities they give us every day.
Here are just three ways that UPS may have benefited you:
Free Worldwide Shipping - If you have taken advantage of our industry-leading, worldwide, free shipping program you have UPS to thank for that! For two years, we helped to beta test a brand new service which went on to revolutionize how we ship packages around the world, without having to charge our customers a shipping fee.
Next Day Delivery - We can reach almost every destination in the continental United States within one day. That means that if you are ever in a hurry to get your package tomorrow, we can do that! Thanks to UPS's ever-expanding fleet of planes, we are also able to reach almost everywhere in the world within three days too!
Vanishing Inc. Exclusives - If you have ever purchased a product that was produced by us, guess what, it arrived at our warehouse on a UPS truck!
So, next time you see a UPS delivery driver pull up to your house, be sure to give him a big thank you. Without UPS, we wouldn't be ale to offer so many of the perks which you are able to take advantage of every single day.
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